Making Mama Giacomina’s Meatballs with Laurie London
My friend Laurie and I had lots of laughs while filming the other day as we tested out a new recipe for meatballs, which came with an interesting story as well.
Laurie London is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author. You can catch her on my new friendsfavz web show coming soon to You Tube and hear about her latest book in the Iron Portal series. She loves vampire stories and has been watching a web series called Vampire Mob. Joe Wilson, the creator, decided after the loss of one of Marcia Wallace, the actress who played one of the main characters, to turn the show into a graphic novel to keep her character “alive”. He is funding this project through Indie GoGo and you can hear the entire story of how this came about at Vampire Mob on Indie Go Go.
Laurie signed up to support the Vampire Mob graphic novel and one of the perks was a meatball recipe from Mama Giacomina. We decided it would be fun to film our experience making the meatballs and testing out the recipe. They were molto buona!
If you want the exact recipe you will have to check out the Vampire Mob Indie GoGo site!
I was at the taping of Socially Savvy on blogtalkradio hosted by LB Dutchess on Monday evening. What a fun time we had sipping wines at Alexandria Nicole Cellars for the taping of the show.
Socially Savvy on blogtalkradio is a show about how to be savvy in all aspects of life. LB was talking this week on savvy wine tasting, BBQ, boating and picnicking. She Co-hosted with Lisa Cryder of Corks and Canvas, and interviewed Ali Chapman-Boyle and Kristine Bono of Alexandria Nicole Cellars. The radio show was on a countdown to begin so I knew I only had less than a minute to introduce you to LB and her show via video. So I pulled out my phone and did a mini interview.
I have been following Lb and her blogtalkradio show for a couple of years. She is an inspiration to me as she is a gal who is making things happen. She is building a popular radio show by bringing a variety of guests focused on how to be a little more savvy in all situations.
I love being able to share talented and inspiring friends with you. I hope you enjoy LB’s radio show and Alexandria Nicole wines as much as I do.
Love to hear from you! Have a great weekend! Karen
friendsfavz is all about the things we love and want to share with our friends. Today I am sharing one of my passions, Crafting Projects!
Do you love to do creative projects but lack the creative gene? That is me! I love to do creative art projects and always have a good time but I would not consider myself an art diva. I have so many friends that are truly talented and creative art divas that I am excited to share them with you. On this episode, my sister Darla will be sharing how to make a Lamp Flower Basket for your yard.
Darla is number five of six sisters and has an identical twin, she is a whopping 4 minutes older than her younger sister Deena. She is camera shy, so she did not want to be filmed but works along side of me with the instructions. Even though my twin sisters have developed their own look and style over the years they still get mistaken for each other.
Darla happens to be one with a creative gene and she makes beautifully artsy projects and comes up with new ideas on a whim. Our last project together, we created beaded serve ware out of old broken beaded bracelets. I love using things we already have and creating something new! Renew, recycle and be creative.
On this video, Darla helps me create some yard art while saving some old lamps from going to the trash. She made an original lamp flower basket for my mom last year for Mothers Day. I loved it and was intrigued by the height and shape of the basket and how it held the flowers so uniquely. I knew I had to have her explain it to all of us on a video so we could have our own flower baskets to dress up our gardens. Darla also chose grasses and flowers that accentuate the height and originality of the piece.
Thanks Darla for helping create some Yard Art!!
Darla’s Lamp Flower Basket
I love to hear from you so leave a comment about a creative yard art project you have worked on lately.
Keepin it Hip on Thursdays! Karen
Do you have a business that you are passionate about and want to share?
Well I am seeking out fantastic businesses that our friends here at friendsfavz.com need to hear about.
The fabulous Stephanie Richter invited me to a Women Helping Women Win Networking Event last week. I met dozens of Women business owners who love what they do. On this weeks Hip Thursday I will introduce you to some of these women who are excelling in their fields and give you a glimpse at what they do.
If you ever have a chance to meet Stephanie Richter you will walk away feeling beautifully encouraged by her. She is inspiring women to be beautiful on the outside, as she has a successful Mary Kay business, and to feel fabulous on the inside.
Watch as we have fun getting to know each other and encouraging each other to present our businesses!
The next Women Helping Women Win Networking Event will be July 14th! If you would like to showcase your business or attend as a guest, contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave a comment and tell me about your business that is up and coming!
Love and hugs, Karen